When you decide to redo your outdoors, you might need to decide between a porch or a veranda. But you might be confused as to what’s the difference between these different spaces. Here’s a short guide to help you understand their different features:
A porch is a small space in front of a house which is mostly roofed and also serves as an entrance area or lobby for guests. It is big enough to have furniture like a rocking chair or potted plants for a cozy feel. Aside from adding curb appeal, it also protects the entrance by providing shade and an enclosure. It’s best to get help from a general and roofing contractor for this project.
Usually located in the rear part of a house, a patio is a concrete area that is even on the ground. It can be roofed or not depending on the homeowner’s preference. This area can be decorated with table and chairs so your family can enjoy outdoor dining and leisure activities.
A deck almost has the same function as a patio; the only difference is that the former is elevated several inches from the ground while the latter is not. It can be a lounge area with a mini garden or any multifunctional living space, perfect for laidback gatherings.
A veranda is a large structure that usually extends across the house exterior that also serves as protection and additional living space. It can be open, roofed or surrounded by railing. Since it tends to be larger than the aforementioned structures, a veranda provides maximum exterior protection.
Usually limited in space, a balcony is a walled area that is adjoined to the exterior wall of a building. It is attached on the upper level of the house and serves as protection for large windows. Due to its size, a balcony is not always used for lounging, but it can still be decorated with small potted plants and fixtures. It can also be a place for reading and having a cup of your favorite beverage on leisurely mornings or afternoons.
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